Recovery Specialist (Current Employee) – New Haven, CT – June 8, 2017
I was provide with lots of training opportunities. I like my co-workers. I feel my career options are limited at Continuum of Care. I appreciate the growth opportunities, which had been presented to me. I've been warned not to speak with the CEO.
Assist clients with basic living skills on a day to day basis to help them learn how to become independent.
Recovery Assistant (Current Employee) – New Haven, CT – June 4, 2017
A typical day at work includes me administrating client's meds, making sure they eat sometime I prepare meals for them. I usually prompt the client's to take care of basic hygiene (brushing teeth, bathing). I also make sure clients have transportation to and from doctor's appointments and schedule future appointments for them because a lot of them aren't capable of doing so. Most importantly, I make sure clients are living in a safe environment and I make sure to meet all their needs, questions or concerns. The hardest part of my job sometimes is getting the clients to cooperate, most of them are stubborn and want things done their way only. The most enjoyable part of my job is building a bond with my client and earning their trust.
company is very diverse and offers many opportunities and programs for employees to grow
client has the ability to refuse to answer door for employees, clients can fire them if they decide they don't want their assistance anymore
Residential Aide (Former Employee) – New Haven, CT – February 10, 2017
I loved working here! I only stopped working because I gave birth to twins and could find childcare for second shift hours. I always felt I had a lot of support. I especially felt this from the main office. They always went above and beyond for!!! They make it a great place to work for. Great opportunities for advancement as well. Diligence gets you very far here.
Resident Assistant (Current Employee) – New Haven, CT – January 31, 2017
Could be better. Could have better management. Could offer better pay. Each day is different. you never know what to expect. No one day is typical. Management is sometimes hard to get a hold of. They can have very negative attitudes most times. I do however enjoy my clients and that's why I keep doing my job. Passing medication is actually a easy part of the job as long as you follow the directions.
No breaks, never know what to expect when coming to work
per diem (Former Employee) – New Haven, CT – December 14, 2016
I love this agency and the clients and I learned so much. However horrible management. Working in several programs management is horrible, rude, many lack the competence and knowledge of how to talk to people. You will learn on your own so get the experience but expect zero support from management who are unappreciative of hard work.
Educational Counselor (Former Employee) – New Haven, CT – May 12, 2016
I would discuss the shift with my managers at the start of the shift. I was required to pick up the ladies from their jobs and then I would transport them to various appointments. The rest of the day would consist of preparing their dinner and assisting them with though out the house. Documentations through out the shift.
No promotional opportunities for the minorities that apply to them
mental health worker (Current Employee) – New Haven, CT – December 26, 2015
The hardest part of the job is knowing that your immediate supervisor does not value your role. I have been well qualified for a couple of career advancement opportunities within the company and have been turned down.
COMMUNITY SUPPORT SPECIALIST (Former Employee) – Bridgeport, ct – April 23, 2015
I really enjoyed working one on one with this population and enjoyed the flexibility of hours that this job allowed. Unfortunately, management was not as great. They were unprofessional most times and conducted themselves in a way that undermined and belittled their employees. Issues were never solved rather just heard and pushed under the rug. Job can be stressful at first but it definitely becomes easier once you learn how to work with this specific population.
i love doing what i do for work. great atmosphere. The management is very understanding and try to accommidate u when need time off. They give u plenty of vacation and sick time. i became medication certified. and i got cpr and first aide certified.
Community Support Specialist (Current Employee) – New Haven – December 1, 2014
Typical day involves daily care of mental health patients. Typically working alone with no supervisor. Management is hard to get get a hold of and when you do nobody has answers to help solve a problem